The Top 20 Beauty Products To Fall In Love With This Valentine’s Day

29 January 2014 by


Lancôme Highlighter Blush in Rose Ballerine, £35

Lancôme’s entire Spring collection is full of ballerina-beautiful rosy shades, but this gorgeous limited edition [a href="" target="_blank">blush highlighter[/a] takes the top spot on our Valentine’s wish list. Sweep over the apples of your cheeks for a subtle, complexion enhancing glow (if you can bear to touch the delicate embossed rose, that is…).

Tata Harper Love Potion, £58

A 100% organic blend of the world’s ten most potent aphrodisiac essential oils, the [a href="" target="_blank">Tata Harper Love Potion[/a] is designed to ease anxiety and promote warm and fuzzy feelings. With ingredients including ylang ylang, jasmine and sandalwood, it not only smells divine but accentuates natural pheromones that’ll have them flocking. Available from early February.

Aromatherapy Associates Renewing Rose Massage & Body Oil, £40

What could be more romantic than an indulgent massage with Aromatherapy Associates’ [a href="" target="_blank">rose body oil[/a]? A dose of this leaves skin not only smelling divine but feeling silky soft too, thanks to the sumptuous combination of rose, neroli, geranium and evening primrose which work deep into the skin to nourish and hydrate.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, £26

One glance at Too Faced’s heart-shaped palettes had the entire beauty team cooing ‘awww’. Each one comprises a trio of baked blushers which, when swirled together, create a beautiful three-dimensional glow. Available at [a href="" target="_blank">Debenhams[/a] from February.

Body Shop Strawberry & Chocomania Shower Duo, £6

The Body Shop know that chocolate and strawberries are a pretty good way to a woman’s heart. With their [a href="" target="_blank">shower duo[/a] you can indulge in both without ruining your appetite: the soap free shower creams contain real cocoa butter and strawberry seeds for a luxurious lather.

Jurlique Rose Love Balm, £10

Twelve red roses may be terribly romantic but they do little to help our battered winter skin. Enter Jurlique’s [a href="" target="_blank">Rose Love Balm[/a]: all the scented loveliness of rose petals, sweet violets and pansies along with the soothing benefits of a skin-rescuing salve. Dry, chapped areas will be smitten.

Cheeky Dare to Bare Body Balm, £10

Enriched with soothing ingredients designed to boost the skin’s cellular function, slather [a href="" target="_blank">Cheeky’s[/a] nourishing body balm on post-shower for soft, strokeable skin.

Benefit Lollitint, £24.50

In case you need any more excuses to jump on the pink bandwagon, ‘radiant orchid’ is [a href="/beauty/product/as-pantone-name--radiant-orchid--as-the-official-colour-for-2014-we-check-out-the-top-10-orchid-insp" target="_blank">Pantone’s official colour of 2014[/a]. Benefit’s latest lip and cheek stain [a href="" target="_blank">Lollitint[/a] is just as long-lasting as the cult original Benetint, but taps into the candy orchid trend. Blend into the apples of your cheeks for a flirty flush of colour.

The Organic Pharmacy Cleopatra Duo, £62.95

Baths full of rose petals only exist in cheesy rom-coms, right? Think again. Cleopatra’s [a href="" target="_blank">Milk Bath[/a] contains rose, jasmine and ylang ylang essential oils along with real floating rose petals – close your eyes and imagine you’re in a swanky spa. Follow up with Cleopatra’s sugar and salt body scrub for a pampering session fit for a queen.

Kiko Cosmetics Kiss Balm, £5.90

Since setting up shop on London’s Regent Street, cult Italian make-up brand Kiko has had beauty buffs flocking to its doors for its high quality formulations at bargain prices. The fruity-flavoured [a href="" target="_blank">Kiss Balms[/a] are no exception, combining the nourishing goodness of Shea butter and SPF15 with a long-lasting sheen of colour for a perfect pout.

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Collection Hand Wash, £16

Roses are red, rhubarbs are… not what you’d typically associate with the season of romance, but the rhubarb extract in [a href="" target="_blank">Molton Brown’s[/a] new collection adds a fresh, zesty note to the delicious smelling hand wash and lotion. With these ribbon-clad bottles taking pride of place, your bathroom will rival that of the smartest spa.

Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina, £40

A mouth-watering blend of rose, raspberry, almond and orange, Nina Ricci’s latest [a href="" target="_blank">perfume[/a] smells good enough to eat. And thanks to the fragrance’s collaboration with Maison Laduree, you can douse yourself in the perfume while munching on the matching pink and gold macaroons. Both the perfume and the macaroons are available for a limited time only so we suggest you start dropping some heavy hints, pronto.

Nail Rock Frou Frou Gold, £5.99

The 2014 awards season has seen nail art go super-sized, with celebs like Kelly Osbourne and Rita Ora leading the way for extravagant 3D designs. Tap into the trend with Nail Rock’s gold heart and bow [a href="" target="_blank">3D appliques[/a] – simply place on top of two coats of glossy red polish for a cute way to jazz up your Valentine’s Day mani.

MAC Huggable Lip Colour, £17.50

A smooth gel base allows MAC’s new high-shine [a href="" target="_blank">lip colours[/a] to hug your pout for up to six hours, without the dryness of some long-lasting lip shades. With names like Fresh & Frisky, Love Beam, Out For Passion and Feeling Amorous?, we suspect these lippies may have more than hugging on the mind.

NEOM Love Candle, £42

Set the mood with a scented candle. [a href="" target="_blank">Neom Organics’[/a] limited-edition LOVE candle is hand-made from 100% natural ingredients, including tuberose, mimosa and jasmine oil for a rich, romantic fragrance. Available from February 1st.

Lanolips Rose Lip Ointment, £8.16

A wonder ointment for dry, chapped lips, [a href="" target="_blank">Lanolips[/a] contains over 60% ultra-pure medical grade lanolin – a natural ingredient used to cure cracked skin and open wounds. The rose version combines these healing properties with a wash of colour for soft, kissable lips. Pucker up…

Shavata Heart Shaped Tweezers, £21

Who says Valentine’s treats can’t be practical? These cute heart-shaped tweezers from brow-shaping queen [a href="" target="_blank">Shavata[/a] are Swiss-made and come along with a magnifying mirror, so there’s no excuse not to deal with stray hairs before the big Valentine’s date. Eat your heart out, Delevingne.

This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle, £28

Apparently there’s nothing like a loved-up glow, but with This Works’ instant [a href="" target="_blank">skin perfector[/a] you can fake it in a flash. Enriched with anti-inflammatory Vitamins C and E along with hyaluronic acid, the tinted cream works instantly to perk up tired, dehydrated skin.

Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss, £14

It’s time to get Naked again. After the phenomenal sell-out success of their Naked 3 palette for eyes, Urban Decay have completed the collection with nine shades of ultra-silky, nourishing lip gloss. The rose gold packaging had us at hello. Available at [a href="" target="_blank">Debenhams[/a] from February 1st.

Jo Malone London Valentine’s Day Gift Box, £120

There’ll be no questioning whether he loves you or not if this decadent bouquet turns up on your desk on the 14th. A 100ml bottle of Jo Malone’s [a href="" target="_blank">Red Roses cologne[/a] nestles within a box of gorgeous freshly-cut red roses. We’re printing out this picture and sticking it to our beloved’s forehead (you can never be too obvious). The gift box is available exclusively at the Jo Malone boutique in Harrods from February 8th – 14th. Call 0870 950 5096 to pre-order.


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better excuse to embrace the pink beauty trend that was all over the Spring Summer ’14 catwalks? Whether you’re getting dolled up for a romantic night out (or in…), hitting the town or pampering yourself with a stack of chocolate and chick flicks, there’s a beauty treat to help you get that loving feeling. Click through the gallery to see our pick of this year’s Valentine-themed beauty buys.

By Sarah Royce-Greensill


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Tata Harper (Thu Jan 30 20:32:30 GMT 2014): Going crazy over the LOVE potion